No words can do justice to the pain and immense loss people and wildlife are experiencing in this terrifying national bushfire crisis.

Many groups and organisations are working on relief efforts in affected communities. If you are able, we encourage you to give generously to their work.

Here are some places to donate to on-the-ground relief efforts in the wake of this crisis:

Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities by Yorta Yorta man Neil Morris

New South Wales

Rural Fire Service 

WIRES - Emergency Fund for Wildlife 


Country Fire Authority 

Bushfire appeal 

Wildlife Victoria - Victorian Bushfire Appeal

Zoos Victoria – Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund

South Australia 

Country Fire Service 

State Emergency Relief Fund 

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management 

Western Australia

Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund 


Disaster relief 

We will add other State and Territory appeals to this list should they arise. Thank you for your generosity, compassion and resilience at this difficult time.

Photo: Annette Ruzicka/MAPgroup

Kelly O’Shanassy

CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation.